Chautauqua County Budget Signed By Executive

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MAYVILLE – The $278 million dollar spending plan for Chautauqua County is official, after the county’s executive signed the bill this week.

Executive PJ Wendel presented his 2022 budget to the Legislature in September.

The lawmaking body approved the proposed plan, along with how the county should allocate their American Rescue Plan Act funding, last week.

In the budget, the property tax rate is 40-cents lower than the current rate. Additionally, the tax levy is over $271,000 lower than the current levy.

As for the $24.6 million in ARPA funding, the group approved 13 resolutions allocating money to purchase property to prepare “shovel-ready sites” in order to better accommodate new businesses in the county, as well as purchase equipment and vehicles for the Department of Public Facilities.


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